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Samantha Greenberg is the founding program director of the UT Southwestern Genetic Counseling Training Program. She received her Master of Science degree in genetic counseling and public health from the University of Michigan after teaching middle school science with Teach For America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She previously served on the faculty at the University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, where she taught cancer genetics courses, directed clinical fieldwork rotations, and chaired research for genetic counseling graduate students.

As a cancer genetic counselor, Greenberg has provided clinical care across a variety of indications and facilitated the development of multidisciplinary teams and genetics clinics for patients with prostate cancer, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, and paraganglioma/pheochromocytoma. Her research focuses on access to genetic testing and outcomes, including prostate cancer and paraganglioma/pheochromocytoma. Greenberg is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Utah College of Nursing.


Undergraduate School
University of Michigan (2011)
Graduate School
University of Michigan (2016), Genetic Counseling
Graduate School
University of Michigan School of Public Health (2016), Public Health
Graduate School
University of UTAH College of Nursing (2024)

Research Interest

  • Access to genetic services
  • Genetic Counseling Education
  • Paraganglioma genetics
  • Prostate cancer genetics


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Natural History of Observed SDHx-Related Head and Neck Paragangliomas Using Three-Dimensional Volumetric Tumor Analysis.
Tooker EL, Wiggins RH, Espahbodi M, Naumer A, Buchmann LO, Greenberg SE, Patel NS, Otol Neurotol 2023 Aug

Honors & Awards

  • Journal of Urology Reviewer of the Month
  • Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors' Outstanding Supervisor Award
  • University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling Teaching Award
  • University of Michigan Public Health Genetics Fellowship
  • Univerisity of Michigan James V Neel Fellowship